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October 2011

iOS Apps: TrafficDito

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TrafficDito gives you real-time traffic updates from people stuck in it! It's the first social traffic monitoring app that helps you identify trouble spots in Metro Manila through fellow app users and the Twitterverse! This means you get only the most relevant and recent traffic updates from people actually on the road.

August 2011

Best Philippine tourist destination?

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H.O.Y. is where we’ll feature Yahoo! users and keep you updated on what’s happening with the Yahoo! Philippines community. This is also the space where we’ll cover updates on the thriving Pinoy online community and introduce you to the real people behind the blogs and social network profiles.

June 2011

Rizal’s e-book “Noli” from iTunes out starting July 1

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Thirst and curiosity for Jose Rizal’s literary masterpieces will soon be sated anew with refreshing e-book doses of the “Noli Me Tangere” and “The Monkey and the Tortoise,” Vibal Publishing revealed to GMA News Online by email.

Android Apps: Chikka Text Messenger

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Price: free, Version: 1.4.2 (Market) Description: Chikka – Still the best way to send free SMS to the Philippines, now on Android.

US also alarmed by China’s intrusions: AFP chief

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MANILA, Philippines – The United States is also alarmed by China’s intrusions into Philippine territory, Armed Forces chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Oban said on Thursday.

March 2011

Who’s The Top Banana?

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There is no right or wrong answer of course. When it comes to bananas, they sit at the top of the barrel. Considered one of the world’s most important food crops after rice, wheat, and maize, they’re the most popular fruit in the world. Their size and portability make them the perfect grab-and-go snack for urbanites and athletes. Cooked, they retain their integrity and in sweets, shine memorably. Health-wise, everyone knows they’re loaded with potassium, are high in carbs for instant energy, and aid digestion.

Rotating brownouts loom

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MANILA, Philippines — Fears of rotating brownouts this summer were raised following the tripping of the San Jose-San Manuel transmission line of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), causing power outages in Metro Manila and nearby areas despite the relatively low demand for electricity last Saturday.

The journey to elusive Palaui

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The gloomy skies brought drizzles the morning after we arrived in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. But the mood swings of the weather did not dampen our desire to see the elusive Palaui Island. Still, our local guide from the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority told us that we could only proceed with the trip if the weather permitted us.

February 2011

Bongbong: Marcos would have turned PHL into ‘another Singapore’

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Just before the 24th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power uprising, the son and namesake of the late strongman ousted by that revolt on Tuesday said that the country would now be as successful as Singapore had former President Ferdinand Marcos not been removed from power.

Coach says Azkals could have scored more goals

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BACOLOD CITY — German coach Hans Michael Weiss tipped his hat to the Philippine Azkals for a job well done in their AFC Challenge Cup qualifier against Mongolia on Wednesday night, but he said he felt the Filipinos could have scored more goals.

Azkals beats Blue Wolves 2-0!

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BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – The Azkals’ mauled the visiting Blue Wolves of Mongolia at the packed Panaad pitch last night, scoring two goals before over 25,000 fans and millions more at home to underscore the rebirth of Philippine football.

GDP up by 7.3% in 2010

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine economy, as measured by the gross domestic product (GDP), expanded by 7.3 percent in 2010, the highest in 24 years. The growth was achieved on the back of a strong foreign trade performance and election spending.

January 2011

Lolo José Rizal

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Philippine National hero José Rizal’s grandniece Asunción López Bantug writes the vivid life story of the First filipino as culled from family lore and personal anecdotes. This biography enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and prodigiously talented boy became the national hero of the Philippines in an epoch of great suffering and danger.

December 2010

Lolo José Rizal

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Philippine National hero José Rizal’s grandniece Asunción López Bantug writes the vivid life story of the First filipino as culled from family lore and personal anecdotes. This biography enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and prodigiously talented boy became the national hero of the Philippines in an epoch of great suffering and danger.

Bangko Sentral issues new generation bank notes

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After several years, Philippine bank notes get a much-needed overhaul. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Thursday unveiled the bank notes’ new designs, as well as its new security features.

Facebook users are all over the PHL

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The Philippines has a higher density of Facebook users than many Southeast Asian countries, and Filipino Facebook users seem evenly distributed across the country, according to an infographic released by a Facebook engineer on Tuesday.

Ellen Adarna cover of FHM Philippines – December 2010 cover

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FHM is ending the year right with the alluring Ellen Adarna on the cover of our December issue. Let’s all take a moment to take that one in, yea?

November 2010

WikiLeaks: 1,796 US memos from Manila

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MANILA, Philippines – A total of 1,796 of the more than 250,000 diplomatic cables sent by US embassies around the globe between 1966 and February this year – and made available online by WikiLeaks – came from Manila.

Spindly species found in ocean’s crushing depths

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PARIS (AFP) – Scientists unveiled on Wednesday a gossamer, ghostly creature discovered in the deepest reaches of the ocean between Indonesia and the Philippines.

Jose Rizal monument in Madrid allegedly vandalized

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The monument of Jose Rizal in Madrid has allegedly been vandalized with “dirty words,” Bro. Jaazeal Jakosalem, property administrator of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, said in a GMANews.tv report.

October 2010

Lost in time in Lake Sebu (South Cotobato, Philippines)

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The countryside unveiled itself incessantly as we pushed onwards down the road, and my eyes traced the horizon and scanned the fields, ever thirsty for scenery and points of interest.

Authentic Filipino cuisine but with a distinct international flavor

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MALVAR, BATANGAS – By and large, the Philippines has among the best chefs in the world and there are a number of them who are experts in just about every kind of international cuisine. There are also those who excel in culinary arts focusing on the Asian food culture.

Taal Orders

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Taal is a fascinating town. A former capital of one of the Philippine’s most affluent provinces it enjoyed its share of opulence during its heyday, when sugar and coffee prices were at their height. A lesser known fact is that like Vigan, it is one of the country’s most preserved towns featuring a rich colonial heritage.

September 2010

How to take great souvenir photos of Mayon

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DARAGA, ALBAY— Despite the constant threat of eruption, the postcard perfect view of Mayon Volcano is a source of livelihood for locals living near the Cagsawa ruins.

Islands in the Sun

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The great thing about the Philippines is we have so many islands that sooner or later you’re bound to come upon an untouched beach just waiting to be discovered. Of course, it helps if you love going into unknown places and enduring all sorts of inconveniences to get there. As they say, the journey is worth more than the destination.

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